‘Bosses’ not so horrible

November 26, 2014 1:11 AM

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The 2011 comedy “Horrible Bosses” was a huge financial success. It had a terrific cast, fronted by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, as Nick, Kurt, and Dale, respectively, three friends with terrible jobs who make a pact to, well, murder one another’s horrible bosses. It was actually quite a clever idea, but despite its box office windfall it was a movie that ran out of gas somewhere in the middle, and was barely held together the rest of the way by the comedic chops of its leads and supporting cast.

No, a sequel wasn’t required, but strong ticket sales will do that to a movie. So all three guys are back, and surprisingly, the story the second time around is actually tighter and stronger than the original. The downside, though, is that even though all three funnymen are on their game, as well as...

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